Authentic Human Sexuality: An Integrated Christian Approach
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Authentic Human Sexuality: An Integrated Christian Approach  -     By: Judith K. Balswick, Jack O. Balswick

Authentic Human Sexuality: An Integrated Christian Approach

IVP Academic / 2019 / Paperback

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Sex pervades our culture, going far beyond the confines of the bedroom into the workplace, the church, and the media. Yet despite all the attention and even obsession devoted to sex, human sexuality remains confusing and even foreboding. What, after all, is authentic human sexuality? That is the question Judith and Jack Balswick set out to answer in this wide-ranging and probing book.

Informed by sociology, psychology, and theology, the Balswicks investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially. They lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore such forms of "inauthentic sexuality" as sexual harassment, pornography, and rape.

Since its first publication, Authentic Human Sexuality has established itself as a standard text at numerous colleges and seminaries. Now this third edition features updated theological and social science research, insights from current neuropsychological evidence, and an expanded biblical model of authentic sexual relationships, along with updated discussion of sexual minorities, same-sex attraction, and LGBTQ issues. A new generation of students, pastors, psychologists, and sociologists engaged in counseling will be indebted to the Balswicks for this study of an endlessly fascinating and perplexing facet of human identity.

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Title: Authentic Human Sexuality: An Integrated Christian Approach
By: Judith K. Balswick, Jack O. Balswick
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 356
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2019
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 0830852379
ISBN-13: 9780830852376
Stock No: WW852376

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Judith K. Balswick (EdD, University of Georgia) is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in practice for over thirty years and has taught for over twenty years in the marriage and family therapy program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Her books include The Family, The Gift of Gender, and A Model for Marriage.


Jack O. Balswick (PhD, University of Iowa) is senior professor of sociology and family development at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has twice received an American Senior Fulbright Scholar Fellowship. He is author or coauthor of seventeen books, including Men at the Crossroads, The Reciprocating Self, and A Model for Marriage.

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